#15 Christmas Cake, #18 Marzipan, #19 Royal Icing: 9/10. Certainly better than any shop-bought cake. I am knocking marks of for the icing (albeit my own fault)
I have been to Unicorn in Chorlton to buy my Seville oranges so I can make some lovely Oxford Marmalade. I have also ordered jam-making equipment from th'internet. It will be my first forray into the art of preserve-making.
However, dear-reader, do not expect too many Grigson's over the coming months. There are two reasons for this:
- I have put on more than a stone since October with all the rich food and lack of trips to the gym.
- I foolishly bought a new kitchen for my house. I paid for it using my debit card because I'd forgotten my credit card. What I didn't know is that these credit cards charge you 5% of the value to transfer it. What I also didn't know is that my card had been cancelled as I'd not used it since 2003! This leaves me with about £30 a week until April (my PhD pays me quarterly).
All Grigsons must be now a, cheap, and b, low-calorie. I don't know how successful I will be at this. I have managed one, and will tell you all about it after I fill you in on the couple I did over Christmas for mine and Greg's veggie Christmas dinner.